Thursday, April 23, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: T

Eye on Texas T heads up into the Texas Panhandle to visit Turkey Texas
 As the home of Bob Wills (1905-1975), you better like Western Swing music if you live here. In 1950 he had two top 10 hits - "Ida Red Likes the Boogie" and "Faded Love". Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, with Bob on the fiddle, toured regular and gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s. He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968.
 Approximately four hundred people enjoy the semi-arid climate of Turkey Texas.
 From Wikipedia, an ESPN 2007 broadcast said there were only three towns named Turkey in the USA.
In November 2011, animal rights group PETA petitioned the town to rename itself to "Tofurkey".

Really?  NO.  Gobble, Gobble


  1. Oh to hear "San Antonio Rose" once again. My parents loved Bob Wills and Western Swing. Needless to say, I grew up swinging. "Let's go honky tonking, Mama". When I heard those words, I knew I was baby sitting and getting my 50 cents an hour....thanks to those Texas Playboys! Tofurkey....paaaleeeze!!! LOL!!!
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  2. Hi Joanne .. Tofurkey .. now that should have happened on April 1st .. not on T day!!! Love it .. cheers Hilary

  3. Sneaky lady! I believed you. Gobble gobble.

  4. I like that cool sign, Tofurkey--haha!

  5. Turkey, Texas is funny enough, but Tofurkey helps attract the vegan tourists! Truly terrific, Joanne!